MLB Network posts post-postseason programming

MLB Network has a new lineup of programming ready to keep us company once the postseason ends. A highlight will be the network’s first-ever analytics-based studio show Clubhouse Confidential, hosted by Brian Kenny, which will debut on Monday, Nov. 7.

Clubhouse Confidential will finally acknowledge the existence of sabermetrics by serving as an open forum to discuss and debate the day’s news and moves using modern statistical research and value projection. Segments will include “High Heat,” “The Showdown,” and “It’s Not What You Think,” which will seek differing opinions through pointed questions, going against conventional wisdom and reaching conclusions in the new age of baseball analytics.

Working off the news of the day, Clubhouse Confidential will feature contributors from the sabermetrics community as well as MLB Network’s own hosts, analysts and insiders. Viewers will be able to interact with Kenny via the show’s Twitter feed, @CHConfidential, and on MLB Network’s Facebook page. Someday, evolution will be accepted as well.

Hot Stove, MLBN’s nightly offseason studio show, will return at 6 p.m. (ET) on Monday, Oct. 31, bringing fans the latest information on rumors, moves and trades. Also returning will be Intentional Talk which features Chris Rose and Kevin Millar and wisely reduced to 30-minutes. New episodes of MLB Network Countdown will return on Wednesday, Nov. 2.

MLBN’s 2011-2012 offseason weekday programming lineup:
5 p.m.: Intentional Talk
5:30 p.m.: Clubhouse Confidential
6 p.m.: Hot Stove
7 p.m.: Intentional Talk
7:30 p.m.: Clubhouse Confidential
8 p.m.: Hot Stove

Unfortunately, the show that I proposed did not make the schedule. Entitled As Dumb As… the show would have starred Mitch Williams each night debating issues of the day with a rock.